Refunds are given when students officially drop or withdraw from a class by the scheduled refund deadline. Failure to attend class does not constitute an official drop, it is the student’s responsibility to drop classes by the add/drop refund deadline.
A refund of all fees will be given to eligible students, providing one of the following has been met:
- A student’s class has been canceled by the district.
- A 100% refund will be given to students who officially drop their class during the first two weeks of the semester if in a full-term class or by the 10% date if in a short-term or late-start course.
- A student who is a member of an active or reserve military service who receives orders compelling a withdrawal (MW) from courses at any time during the semester, if they provide proper paperwork to the Admissions & Records office.
- CCPG waiver reimbursement for students who have paid their tuition prior to the waiver. (CCPG waiver only waives enrollment fees.)
- If a student is expecting financial aid which exceeds the charges due.
Students who drop all classes by the refund deadline are eligible to receive a refund for their:
- Enrollment fee
- Health Services fee
- Materials fee (if applicable)
- Nonresident tuition
- Student Center fee
Refunds are processed weekly, please allow 1-2 weeks for processing.
After a class is dropped during the scheduled refund period and your classes are paid for, you will be refunded by the method you paid. Students who paid by credit or debit card, will have the refund credited back the card used. Students who paid by check or ACH will be refunded by check to the students mailing address on file with the college. Students who need to update their address, please contact Admission & Records or follow the online tutorial.
Financial Aid Refunds
Financial aid refunds are disbursed through BankMobile. If you have questions regarding when your money will be available, please see the Financial Aid Page under the section called "How Often Disbursements Take Place".
Tuition Assistance Withdrawal
MiraCosta policy is 100% of the Tuition Assistance (TA) received will be returned if the student withdrawals or drops within the first two weeks of class or 10% for short term or late start classes. Instances when a Service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, and who is a member of an active or reserve military service who receives orders compelling a withdrawal from courses at any time during the semester will result in a return to the government of unearned TA funds, not as a refund to the student.
MiraCosta Schedule return of Unearned Tuition Assistance Funds is:
- Before or during weeks 1-2: 100% return
- During Weeks 3-4: 90% Return
- During Weeks 5-6: 75% Return
- During Weeks 7-8: 50% Return
- During weeks 9: 40% return (60% of course is completed)
- After week 10: 0% returned
Instances when a Service member stops attending courses due to a military service obligation, and who is a member of an active or reserve military service who receives orders compelling a withdrawal will be permitted a withdrawal at any time during the semester. The student will receive a MW, the Military Withdrawal will not have adverse effects on the student’s academic record. To submit verification for a Military Withdrawal, please email Admissions at Admissions@miracosta.edu.
The Parking fee and I.D. card fee are nonrefundable.
Committee On Exceptions
Students may fill out a Committee on Exceptions (COE) form found on their SURF account under forms to petition their reasons for not having dropped by the state mandated deadline.
Expecting A Refund?
For students receiving federal financial aid refunds and have questions regarding their application, please call the Financial Aid Office at 760.795.6711.
For questions regarding other refunds, please call the Student Accounts office at 760.795.6835.